Get Involved!

community collaborative

WHO WE ARE:
A group of parents, teachers and community members who want to support and engage with our teachers, students and the community. 

WHAT WE DO:
This group’s primary function centers around community within our school and Greensboro. We are organized into five main working groups: the Beautification and Outdoor Spaces Team, the Fundraising and Finance Group, the Social Justice Advisory Group, the Communications Team, and the Staff Appreciation Team. A liaison for each working group is also part of the Coordinating Committee of the Community Collaborative (aka the C4). 

WHEN DO WE MEET:
Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30-6:00, but individual working groups may meet at separate times. 

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED:
There are many ways to participate! Whether you have a few minutes or a few hours, we hope all parents will get involved. If you are interested in joining a particular working group, email the liaison for more information about that group’s current projects and meeting schedule. Have lots of ideas? Please attend our C4 leadership meetings, held monthly!   

WHERE DO I FIND MORE INFORMATION: 
Upcoming events and collaborative news will be included in school newsletters. You can also email the liaisons:

  • Beautification and Outdoor Spaces Team (liaison: Clarissa Marshall) at beautification@tesgk8.org
  • Fundraising and Finance Group (liaisons: Alicia Hurley and Tiffany Graves) at fundraising@tesgk8.org
  • Social Justice Advisory Group (liaison: Nicole Walker) at socialjustice@tesgk8.org
  • Communications Team (liaisons: Samantha McLeod and Shea Wells) at communication@tesgk8.org
  • Staff Appreciation Team (liaison: Rachel Morton) at staffappreciation@tesgk8.org

Additionally, please look for information on TESG’s website and Facebook page. http://www.tesgk8.org  Facebook handle: @tesg2018

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The C4 is made up of the liaisons from each of the Community Collaborative’s Working Groups. Currently, the C4 is working on defining the Community Collaborative’s mission, vision, and structure. The next meeting is TBD. Meetings are open to all.

September Meeting Minutes

November Meeting Minutes

December Meeting Agenda

January Meeting Minutes

February Meeting Minutes

March Meeting–Cancelled due to COVID

April Meeting-Cancelled due to COVID

May Meeting Minutes

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TESG depends on our family partners to accomplish our goals, just as you depend on TESG to provide the best possible education for your child. Family involvement is a cornerstone of our charter and mission, and our vibrant parent community does amazing things for our school.  We engage families through parent-teacher conferences, school events and volunteering. We seek to welcome and connect all of our families to the school. We believe increased parent engagement is a one of the single most important contributors to student and school success. 

We understand that not all families have time during the school day to give working on our campus, and so we do not mandate a specific number of volunteer hours a family must give. But TESG appreciates your time and energy, and welcomes your ideas! Throughout the school year, our weekly newsletter will announce opportunities to get involved with the school community.

Whole-School Opportunities

There are so many ways to get involved and be a part of TESG! Watch your House newsletter for grade level specific opportunities, but the whole school also needs volunteers regularly. Right now, we are looking for help with the following tasks:

  • Beautification Working Group–Spring planting

Classroom Opportunities

Volunteering in your child’s classroom is another way to connect with TESG. We seek to make the time you spend in our school as productive as possible for you, for teachers, and for the students. If you wish to volunteer in your child’s classroom, please communicate with them directly via email. They will let you know what times they would welcome some extra hands and what tasks they would like their volunteers to do. While you are always welcome to accompany your child to their classroom in the morning before 8:30, we do ask that out of respect for the teacher and their daily plans, you communicate in advance if you wish to volunteer the classroom. All volunteers will sign in through Ident-a-kid in the front office before they spend time in the school.

For more information, please refer to the TESG Volunteer Guidelines in Appendix 7 and to our volunteer policy here. 

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Amazon Wish List:
The school has an Amazon wish list here. Don’t forget to use the smile.amazon.com site so any purchases also get credited to the school!Cleaning out the clutter? We are looking for the following:
The following supplies have also been requested, so if you have any of these items laying around, please consider passing them along to TESG!
  • old smartphones
  • lawn games
  • wagons 
  • carts and hand trucks
  • feminine products
  • printers
  • K-cup coffee machines
  • microwaves

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The next Family Night is Thursday, March 12! The theme will be Experiential Education. The Rockin Moroccan food truck will be on hand for folks to buy dinner and socialize beginning at 5:00. From 5:30-6:00, the Coordinating Committee of the Community Collaborative (aka the C4) will present to everyone about what the Community Collaborative is and how everyone can get involved at TESG! Then from 6:00-7:00 Experiential Education experts Frannie Valker and Evan Small will share information about the philosophy and methods–it’s experiential, so be ready to get involved! Child care will be available for children age 2-10.

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Find out more about the School Improvement Team here.